1930 Rare 1stED bound by Bayntun - The Life of Mahomet (The Life of Mohammed) by Emile Dermenghem.
Author: Emile Dermenghem. (Arabella Yorke, translator).
Title: The Life of Mahomet.
Publisher: London: George Routledge & Sons, Ltd., 1930. First English edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8.5 " X 5.5 ".
Pages: xii-352 pages.
Binding: Attractive and near fine half leather binding by Bayntun, finely bound in brown morocco leather with cloth on boards (hinges fine) under a protective removable mylar cover. Upper edge gilt. A very beautiful binding!
Content: Near fine content (bright, tight, and clean - as shown).
The book: Rare and Attractive First English edition of La Vie De Mahomet (The Life of Mohammed) by Emile Dermenghem in a very nice Bayntun binding! One of the most accurate writings made by an Orientalist about the Prophet Muhammad.
The author: Émile Dermenghem, born in Paris on January 3, 1892 and died in Samois-sur-Seine on March 15, 1971, was a French journalist, archivist, and librarian. He was a French Orientalist and a director of the Algerian Library. Among his works, a mention may be made of La Vie De Mahomet (The Life of Muhammad) (Paris 1929), one of the most accurate writings made by an Orientalist about the Prophet Muhammad [peace be upon him]; and Muhammad and the Islamic sunnah (Paris 1955).
The binder: George Bayntun was born in 1873 in Bath, England. After an apprenticeship, he began his own bookbinding business in Bath in 1894, binding books by hand with great craftsmanship. Although many binders were using machines in their process, Bayntun refused to use modern techniques.
In 1920, George Baynton purchased the business of George Gregory, Bookseller. The shop was frequently visited by Queen Mary throughout his final years.
In 1939, the George Bayntun firm acquired the Rivière Bindery, and Bayntun passed away the following year. The firm has continued throughout the years under different managers through the family line and was granted the appointment of Bookseller to Her Majesty in 1950. The Bayntun-Rivière Bindery firm has been in residence on Manvers Street in Bath since 1939. Their books are still bound by hand, and the firm is world-famous for its fine bindings, restoration, and conservation work.
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1930 Rare 1stED bound by Bayntun - The Life of Mahomet (The Life of Mohammed) by Emile Dermenghem. Price List